Going farther along this line, it becomes easier to come up with a narration of the cause for battle.
The Zuagirs, being a nomadic people, are not above raiding their neighbors. What's more, a drought has been devastating eastern Hyboria, leaving the Zuagir people in the state of starvation. So now the raids have an even greater purpose. Prince Asfar of Zuagir is ordered by his father to lead a raid into Zamora to find livestock and other foodstuffs. As the previous article showed, the Zuagir raid failed.
If the situation wasn't so desperate, the Princes life might be in danger. However, the needs of the people outweighed the wraith of his father. After much debate, it was decided to raid Vendhya. While the empire of Vendhya has a large army, it is spread throughout the empire and the majority of it are militia levies. A fast strike and they might not even have to battle the Vendhya Army. However, Prince Asfar decides to bring a unit of heavy armored camels just to be on the safe side.
At first all goes well. The Zuagir raiders send large amounts of captured livestock back to their waiting tribe. But as the Zuagirs go deeper into Vendhya they noticed they were being trailed by scouts. It soon became apparent that the Vendhya Army was trying to get between Zuagir Army and the border. By the time Asfar decided it was time to withdraw, it was too late. Every attempt to outmaneuver the Vendhya Army failed, so Prince Asfar resolved to attack it before more reinforcements arrived.
The Vendhya Army draws up between two rivers, with units on the other side of each river to guard the flanks and possibly work around the Zuagir flanks. For Prince Asfar this is good as it narrows the Vendhya frontage so it evens up the engaged units. While the rivers are fordable because of the drought, it will be easy enough to catch the enemy in the river at a disadvantage.
|A look down the Vendhya Army line.|
|A look down the Zuagir Army line . The unit of armored camels are in the rear for reserve.|
|After the first couple of moves. The Zuagirs push forward their medium infantry in the center. The Vendhya forces on the opposite banks push forward to threaten the flanks of the Zuagir Army.|
|The battle from behind Vendhya lines. In the upper left of the picture the Zuagir archers keep a watch on a Vendhya light cavalry unit. In the right center of the picture the medium infantry units slug it out, inconclusively.|
|Two units from Vendhya try to cross the river. A Zuagir archer unit holds the high ground to hold them off.|
|The Vendhya archers that were in the river now come up behind the Zuagir light horse. Their fire comes up with a "retreat" throw. If a unit cannot retreat back (they are blocked by the other Zuagir light horse) they must lose one piece.|
|General Mirgol of the Vendhya Army now starts trying to turn the Zuagirs right flank, pushing forward all his troops on that flank. Notice the Vendhya horse blocking the valley to protect against the camel unit.|
|The Vendhya forces back one Zuagir light horse unit and cuts off the other light horse unit, which was shortly after dispatched.|
The rest of the Zuagir army dispersed. Some found their way home, others surrendered and found themselves serving their former enemies. As for Prince Asfar, he had disappeared and no one knows what haappened to him.